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Recruitment Administrator - Full-time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-62-S
  • Posted:27/07/2022
  • Pay:£19,411 per annum + 25 days annual leave + b.hols
  • Start Date:September/October 2022
  • App Close Date:23/08/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Leigh Academies Trust’s Recruitment Team, part of the wider HR Department, is responsible for delivering a fully centralised recruitment service that all LAT academies and partner organisations benefit from. Due to the continuing growth of LAT, we are expanding our team again and have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Recruitment Administrator who will join us for the new academic year in September 2022 - the sixth member of our team!  Click here to meet the existing Recruitment Team.  

The role is based at Leigh Academies Trust Head Office in Strood, Rochester.  This is a permanent, full-time position and the hours are 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am - 4.00pm on Fridays.  You’ll be office based for 4 days of the week and work from home every Wednesday. 

Working alongside our current Recruitment Administrator, the main purpose of your role will be to support the Trust’s Recruitment Team with all areas of recruitment administration, acting as a main point of contact for initial enquiries and supporting candidates through the recruitment journey.  Each Recruitment Administrator will be allocated a specific group of academies, meaning you will get to know the key hiring managers incredibly well and build strong working relationships. 

You will provide support across the full recruitment cycle, selection process and on-boarding process, ensuring that we offer a first-class candidate experience that is efficient, professional and informative. You will work with and support all members of the Recruitment Team on different projects and tasks, and regularly liaise with members of the HR Team.  You will be working with a variety of stakeholders on a daily basis; this is a broad and varied role so an open and positive mind-set is essential.  

Who is suitable for this role?  As an organisation, we hire for attitude and train for skill - this is very true of this role in particular.  Whether you are a recent school leaver or more experienced administrator seeking a new challenge, we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.  Whoever joins us will be a genuine team player and thrive on working both independently and as part of a team, and have confidence in using your initiative.  We are a very busy department so you will have to multitask and prioritise your workload with great skill!  Above all else, resilience, a positive attitude, motivation to perform well in this role  is essential, as is a real passion for recruitment and pride in representing Leigh Academies Trust in the best way possible. We want the best people in Leigh Academies Trust, and we hope you want to be part of it. 

Our successful candidate will receive;

  • A starting salary of £19,411 per annum which increases annually based on successful performance
  • 25 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays which increases with length of service
  • Career development and training opportunities to suit your needs and career objectives
  • The opportunity to bank overtime, accumulated by attending evening events throughout the year (notice is given well in advance for any events)

Information about the trust

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.​​​​​​​

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.